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Oscars Briefing: Oscars 2017: And the Winner Is ... ‘Moonlight’ — Not ‘La La Land’

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:15:20 GMT

“Moonlight” won best picture after “La La Land” was mistakenly announced, bringing a chaotic scene to the stage.Talk about a Hollywood twist ending. “Moonlight” took best picture, but not until after it was mistakenly announced that “La La Land” had won.


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Oscars 2017: What It Was Like Onstage During the Best Picture Mistake

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:59:53 GMT

The producers and cast of “La La Land” mistakenly accepting the Oscar for best picture. A producer, Jordan Horowitz, standing behind the speaker and holding an envelope, later said, “There’s a mistake. ‘Moonlight,’ you guys won best picture.”“I’m holding the envelope and the award, and I had just given my speech, and there are people on the stage with headsets, and I thought, ‘That doesn’t seem right.’”


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Review: Politics and an Upset Finish in the Oscars Broadcast

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:31:50 GMT

Jimmy Kimmel hosting the Oscars ceremony on Sunday.In some years, the Oscars have been an uneasy blend of celebration and seriousness. This year, they were also a reminder that there are few escapes from politics in public life right now.


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Mediator: Assailing the White House From Hollywood’s Glass House

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:28:23 GMT

The Academy Awards, held on Sunday in Los Angeles, tend to attract both fashion and political statements from its attendees.Who do our stars think they’re winning over with political oratory side-by-side with a bacchanalia of self-congratulation?


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Oscar Winners 2017

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:38:04 GMT

Moonlight wins Best Picture.The winners of the 89th annual Academy Awards.


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Trump to Ask for Sharp Increases in Military Spending, Officials Say

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:09:56 GMT

President Trump with the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, left, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, at the White House last week.President Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget that would also make major cuts to agencies like the E.P.A. but not reduce funding for the largest entitlement programs.


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Primary for Virginia Governor Tests Power of an Anti-Trump Campaign

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:40:08 GMT

Lt. Gov. Ralph S. Northam of Virginia meeting last week with members of the Senate and House page program in Richmond. He maintains that voters in the Democratic primary race for governor care most about state, not national, issues.One Democratic candidate is focusing on state issues, while the other hopes to harness anger toward the president, betting on a new strategy for Democrats.


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Angling for a Comeback, Democratic Governors Sharpen Focus on Jobs

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:45:00 GMT

Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island after the “Make It in RI Summit” last week in Providence.At a national meeting, several governors said they must frame all their priorities, including immigration and health care, in economic terms.


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Oscars, Kim Jong-nam, Mobile World Congress: Your Monday Briefing

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:22:29 GMT

Jordan Horowitz, a “La La Land” producer, delivered an acceptance speech on Sunday night before saying, “What? You guys, I’m sorry, no. There’s a mistake.”Here’s what you need to know to start your day.


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New York Today: New York Today: Refugee, Immigrant and Citizen

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:48:46 GMT

Luis Mancheno, an immigration attorney.Monday: A notable New Yorker, Off-Broadway Week and reflections before Lent.


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California Today: California Today: A Blockbuster Blunder at the Oscars

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:51:48 GMT

Confusion erupted after “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner.Monday: The wrong movie was announced for best picture, the California G.O.P. held its spring convention, and a look back at the North Hollywood shootout of 1997.


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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 08:18:20 GMT

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He’s a Local Pillar in a Trump Town. Now He Could Be Deported.

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:01:14 GMT

Elizabeth Hernandez with her sons, from left, Gianluca, 6, Kharloz, 8, and Maximus, 2, at their home in West Frankfort, Ill. Ms. Hernandez’s husband, Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco, was taken into custody earlier this month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Residents have only good things to say about Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco, but his arrest by immigration agents has left his Illinois town in a muddle.


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Trump’s Soft Spot for Dreamers Alienates Immigration Hard-Liners

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:26:13 GMT

Diego Mariaca, center, filled out paperwork with his mother and brother to apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in Washington, D.C., in 2012. President Trump has made conflicting statements about the program.Mr. Trump’s sympathetic remarks about young immigrants and inaction on the program that shields them have caused rifts in the White House and angered his Republican base.


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In Trump-CNN Battle, 2 Presidents Who Love a Spectacle

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:29:53 GMT

Jeffrey A. Zucker, the president of CNN, in December. He and President Trump once had a close relationship.Jeffrey A. Zucker, the president of CNN, who once had a close rapport with President Trump, is shrugging off the White House’s vitriol toward his network.


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Trump Embraces ‘Enemy of the People,’ a Phrase With a Fraught History

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:38:16 GMT

President Trump on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Md.It is unclear if the president is aware of the historic resonance of the label, but his use of it has left some historians scratching their heads.


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First Big Test for Mattis: Pitch Plans to Fight ISIS and Not Alienate Trump

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:01:24 GMT

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, right, with President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, arriving at the Pentagon last month.President Trump has said the U.S. should ally with Russia to combat militants in Syria, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said he doesn’t see Russia as trustworthy.


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Father of Commando Killed in Yemen Refused to Meet Trump

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:03:59 GMT

Marine One, carrying President Trump, arrived at Dover Air Force Base this month to be present as the body of Chief Petty Officer William Owens was returned to the United States.The father of Chief Petty Officer William Owens criticized the White House over the mission that killed his son and called for an investigation.


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Philip Bilden, Nominee for Secretary of the Navy, Withdraws

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:27:07 GMT

Mr. Bilden, a former military intelligence officer who ran a branch of a private equity firm, said that meeting the ethics guidelines would require too great a financial sacrifice.



After Kansas Shootings, Indians Are Wary of Coming to U.S.

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:37:29 GMT

A church service in Olathe, Kan., in honor of two immigrants from India who were shot in a bar.Indians were relatively welcoming of President Trump’s victory, but the killing of an Indian man in Kansas and serious worries about an immigration crackdown were starting to sour that view.


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Preoccupations: A Robot May Be Training to Do Your Job. Don’t Panic.

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 17:49:10 GMT

Robots that can recognize emotions are in development, and they could someday move into roles reserved for humans. But it’s an opportunity, not a threat.


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How to Fill Out Your Tax Return Like a Pro

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:27:16 GMT

Step-by-step, here's a guide to completing your entire income tax form, with insights that can help you save money, whether you use software, do the return by hand or rely on a professional.


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Geert Wilders, Reclusive Provocateur, Rises Before Dutch Vote

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:00:14 GMT

Geert Wilders, center, a far-right icon and one-man political party of the Netherlands, greeting supporters during a campaign stop in Spijkenisse this month.How Mr. Wilders and his party fare in March 15 elections in the Netherlands could indicate the strength of the far right elsewhere in Europe.


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DealBook: Buffett Asks Big Money: Why Pay High Fees?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:00:13 GMT

Warren E. Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, in 2015. This year, his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders contained a harsh assessment of the hedge fund industry.A staunch defender of index funds, Warren Buffett used his annual shareholders’ letter to skewer money managers who charge more for inferior results.


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Rethinking Retirement for Longer Lives With Fewer Safety Nets

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:00:14 GMT

Kim Moske, shown outside her home in Delaware, Ohio, is 56 and expects to retire in six years. She started to save and invest in her late 20s.Traditional pensions have grown scarcer, life expectancies are generally greater and, for workers of all ages, planning is more important than ever.


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What to Do Now to Retire Better

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:00:15 GMT

How to get your financial situation in shape, whether you are closing in on retirement or just starting out.


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To Keep U.S. Jobs, Chip Makers Share a Factory and Pin Hopes on Trump

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:29:13 GMT

A worker monitoring the automated material handling system as it carried wafers of memory chips at the IM Flash plant in Lehi, Utah, last month. Intel and Micron Technology own and operate the factory together.Computer chips are still made in the United States, but foreign competition is looming. The industry wants President Trump to help.


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Life on Mars: Preparing for the Red Planet

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 08:47:58 GMT

Six people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. We chronicle their mission in 360 video.



Kim Jong-nam Killing Organized by North Korean Ministries, South Finds

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:15:12 GMT

A hazardous materials team conducting checks on Sunday inside Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where Kim Jong-nam was killed on Feb. 13 with a toxic nerve agent.The South Korean intelligence chief told lawmakers in Seoul that four of the eight North Koreans identified as suspects worked for the country’s secret police.


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Bill Paxton, Star of ‘Big Love’ and Movie Blockbusters, Dies at 61

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:31:48 GMT

From left, Mr. Paxton, Kevin Bacon and Tom Hanks as the astronauts who tell Houston they’ve had a problem in “Apollo 13.”After playing a small part in “Aliens,” Mr. Paxton later starred in “Twister,” “Titanic” and “Apollo 13.”


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French Historian Says He Was Threatened With Deportation at Houston Airport

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:35:38 GMT

Henry Rousso, a well-respected historian, has been a regular visitor for 30 years to the United States. He said he was unsure when he would return.Henry Rousso said he was detained for more than 10 hours and told he would be sent back to Paris when he tried to attend a conference in Texas.


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100 Headstones Toppled at a Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:35:57 GMT

Toppled tombstones at the Mount Carmel Jewish Cemetery on Sunday in Philadelphia.The episode drew almost immediate comparison to a similar discovery last Monday in University City, Mo., where more than 150 headstones were toppled.


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Joseph A. Wapner, Judge on ‘The People’s Court,’ Dies at 97

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:19:16 GMT

Judge Joseph Wapner on “The People‘s Court,” around 1985. He appeared on the show for 12 years beginning in 1981.Judge Wapner sat on the bench in the syndicated television show from its debut in 1981 to the end of its original run in 1993.


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The Interpreter

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:38:47 GMT

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Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld Battle Over Oscars Dress

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:02:01 GMT

Meryl Streep wearing Elie Saab at the Oscars.The actress accused Mr. Lagerfeld of defaming her after he said that she switched designers, to one that would pay her for wearing a dress.


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Transgender Boy Wins Texas Girls’ Wrestling Title

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:04:01 GMT

Mack Beggs, left, completed a 56-0 season Saturday and captured a Texas state girls’ title. His family says he would prefer to wrestle boys.Mack Beggs completed a 56-0 season on Saturday. His family says he’d rather be wrestling boys. Some of his opponents agree.


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Advertising: Celebrity Endorsers Turn Political, and Keep Their Deals

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:19:21 GMT

The Warriors’ Stephen Curry criticized the chief executive of his own sneaker brand, Under Armour, for complimenting President Trump.Stephen Curry’s critical response to comments by the Under Armour chief executive about President Trump shows how the balance of commercial power has changed.


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Otherworldly Architecture in Japan’s Magical Mountainside

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:50:48 GMT

The 730-square-foot Polygon House is almost completely bare of furniture, comprised of mainly steel, glass, concrete and white walls.In the leafy hamlet of Karuizawa, distinctive design is the expression of the uninhibited self.


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Personal Health: Aids for Vision Loss, From Those Who’ve Been There

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:00:01 GMT

Innovations like screen readers and talking calculators can help people who cannot see.


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